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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:59:00 EST
19-year-old dies in car crash near Othello
An Othello man is dead and six others are in the hospital after an accident on State Route 17 Monday night. 

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:12:00 EST
Local school districts' plans to make up for snow days
The weather has been a big topic of discussion lately for many school districts around Washington. 

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:43:00 EST
The reason behind this year's delayed tax refund
The IRS began accepting electronic tax returns and processing paper returns today, but getting your refund back could take a little longer this year. 

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:45:00 EST
2017 tax filing season opens today
The Internal Revenue Service said today that it successfully started accepting and processing 2016 federal individual income tax returns on schedule. 

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:13:00 EST
Washington Healthplanfinder deadline for Feb. 1 coverage is tonight
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is reminding customers that 10:00 p.m. tonight is the deadline to sign up for health and dental plans that begin on February 1st. 

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:06:00 EST
Lourdes Auxiliary & Foundation offering scholarships
Lourdes Foundation and Lourdes Auxiliary will award 7 scholarships to deserving local students seeking to advance their education for a healthcare related field. 

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:01:00 EST
Avoid these common tax scams
Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is reminding the public to be vigilant with their personal information.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:15:00 EST
Department of Health says amount of flu related deaths continue to increase
Washington health officials say 76 people have died from the flu this season as of Friday, up from 46 deaths reported the previous week. 

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:47:00 EST
Smoke alarms warn family of Sunday afternoon garage fire
Thanks to one homeowners quick thinking, firefighters were able to put out a garage fire in Kennewick pretty quickly Sunday afternoon. 

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:12:00 EST
28-year-old Kennewick man dies in car crash
Washington State Patrol says a Kennewick man is dead after an accident in West Richland Sunday afternoon. 

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:57:00 EST
KPD arrests two connected to string of armed robberies
Police have arrested two men in connection with a string of robberies.

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:37:00 EST
Statement from Gov. Inslee on today's Inaugural events
Governor Inslee made this statement today in regards to the Inaugural events.

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:13:00 EST
Washington River Protection Solutions agrees to multi-million dollar settlement
A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle a time card fraud case with the federal government.  

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:36:00 EST
How to handle the power bill hikes this winter season
The severe weather we've been having lately is causing a dramatic spike in heating and power bills across the region. 

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:15:00 EST
The Red Badge Project: a way for veterans to tell their stories
An alternative therapy for veterans based completely on storytelling...that's what the Walla Walla Public Library is doing.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:05:00 EST
Caring for your car in these winter conditions
With the icy conditions we've had the past couple of days, do you ever wonder how it may be affecting your car?

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:00:00 EST
Tri-Cities Food Bank urgently needs volunteers
The Tri-Cities Food Bank (TCFB) has an urgent need for volunteers in order to continue effective operations.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:01:00 EST
Slippery sidewalks send several to hospitals
Freezing rain creates dangerous driving and walking conditions.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:45:00 EST
Semi vs pickup collision two miles west of Yakima leaves one dead
On Thursday at approximately 7:30 a.m., a two car collision at the traffic signal at the intersection of Old Naches Highway and SR-12 left one person dead. 

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:19:00 EST
CRIME STOPPERS: Eriberto "Robert" Valdez aka "Monster"
Kennewick Police, U.S. Marshals, and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are looking for a Eriberto "Robert" Valdez aka "Monster".  

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:08:00 EST
Costco to pay $11.75M to settle allegations of lax pharmacy controls
Costco Wholesale will pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that its pharmacies violated the Controlled Substances Act when they improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:43:00 EST
Extremely icy conditions made travel very difficult below the border
The freezing rain and icy conditions have been tough on the roadways all across our area these past couple of days, especially in northeastern Oregon. 

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:13:00 EST
Winter weather wreaking havoc on cars
 Over the past few weeks, we've brought you stories about what to do to stay safe when you're driving in these wild winter weather conditions. 

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:35:00 EST
Little progress made in keeping Hanford workers safe
It appears that little progress is being made to address employee concerns about exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.  

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:07:00 EST
Tri-Cities well-represented at annual H-1 Unlimited Champions Gala
Dozens of awards were handed out at the annual H-1 Unlimited Champions Gala in Seattle. 

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:58:00 EST
Agrium honored to support community initiatives
Agrium Inc. is pleased to share that as part of their community investment efforts, they presented three outstanding community organizations with of $10,000 each. 

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:44:00 EST
Reports find little progress to address vapor concerns at Hanford
It appears that little progress is being made to address employee concerns about exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. 

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:39:00 EST
Man arrested after standoff with police in Pasco
Police arrested a man with a gun after more than an hour long stand off last night. 

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:51:00 EST
Navy officer surprises daughter after a year overseas
It's been over a year since Petty Officer Jake Wilson has seen his daughter in person. 

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:48:00 EST
City of Kennewick launches new mobile app
Cities are trying to keep up as technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, and for the city of Kennewick, they're having no issues. 

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:57:00 EST
Box vs. Bottle: Wine experts break down pros and cons of four-cornered wines
In the heart of Washington wine country there is a paradigm shift slowly taking shape and that shape is a square. Boxed wines have gotten a bad rap but that seems to be changing.

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:57:00 EST
Two deputies shot in northern Idaho, suspect in custody
Two Bonner County sheriff's deputies have been shot in northern Idaho. 

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:55:00 EST
Oregon National Guard to support 58th Presidential Inauguration in D.C.
Nearly 50 Oregon National Guard service members will support the 58th Presidential Inauguration, January 18-22, in Washington, D.C. 

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:22:00 EST
Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death
An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. 

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:15:00 EST
McMorris Rodgers announces eastern Washington native as new Chief of Staff
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers today announced that Walla Walla native Ian Field will serve in her Congressional office as Chief of Staff. 

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:28:00 EST
BBB appoints Tri-Cities Marketplace Manager
Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is proud to welcome Anna Bruggeman as Marketplace Manager for the Tri-Cities and Yakima areas. 

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:04:00 EST
Community marches in solidarity with Women's March on Washington
RICHLAND, WA.-- Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered at John Dam Plaza for a Women's March around Richland in, aligned with the Women's March On Washington that same day.

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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:44:00 EST
Commission updates Columbia River salmon policy
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today voted to implement the next phase of the state's reform policy on Columbia River salmon management, including updates to provisions for fall chinook salmon. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:30:00 EST
Confluent Space first annual 24-hour paint-a-thon
RICHLAND, WA.-- While we're seeing a blanket of white on the ground, one group of people in Richland is spending twenty-four hours immersed in color.

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:24:00 EST
Man rescued from PHS roof
PASCO, WA.-- Another snowy rescue today, but this one, from the roof of Pasco High School. A man was on top of the roof, cleaning off snow, when fire crews say he had a medical emergency. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:21:00 EST
Multiple people stranded after getting stuck on county roads
BENTON COUNTY, WA.-- We've had hundreds of collisions called in due to the large amounts of snow on the ground. But lately, the Benton County Roads Department is also being kept busy pulling people, and their cars out of snow drifts on county roads. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:04:00 EST
Signs and symptoms of the mumps virus
While the flu has certainly been present this season, healthcare officials in the Tri-Cities are now urging residents to also be on the lookout for the mumps. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:48:00 EST
Family and friends of Dylan Bolt gather to give cheers of remembrance
Today was Dylan Bolt's funeral in Prosser, and after the service, friends, family, and the community gathered at one of his favorite places to remember him.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:28:00 EST
West Benton firefighter offers snowplowing service in honor of two Prosser men lost
A West Benton firefighter is giving his time to a mourning community in honor of the two local young men whose lives were lost. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:54:00 EST
Winter weather halts KID canal lining progress
For months now, the Kennewick Irrigation District has been working on strengthening the city's canals. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:18:00 EST
Local entrepreneur offers private snowplow service
While most of us are wishing the temperatures would rise and the snow would melt, that's not true for everyone here in the Tri-Cities. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:37:00 EST
Newhouse votes in favor of first step to repeal Obamacare
Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after supporting House passage of S. Con. Res. 3, the FY17 Budget Resolution. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:08:00 EST
Snow hero too kind: retired snowplow driver clears neighborhood sidewalks
Earlier today on Facebook we asked viewers to comment on a post and tell us who their snow heroes are. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:08:00 EST
Local Snow Heroes Save the Day
It turns out there is a silver lining at the end of this snowy tunnel.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:07:00 EST
Pretty Cool Snow Slideshow
Check out our brand new slideshow filled with GORGEOUS pictures submitted by our viewers! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:59:00 EST
Man constructs a massive front yard snow castle
he snow castle, made up of snow blocks, each sawed individually, fills his entire front yard.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:48:00 EST
Free File opens today; offers free federal and free state tax software
The Internal Revenue Service and its private-sector partners today announced the 2017 opening of Free File, the free tax software preparation program that gives eligible taxpayers a dozen options for brand-name products. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:41:00 EST
Prosser Mayor asks all flags to be lowered to half staff
Mayor Randy Taylor has asked all U.S. flags in the city of Prosser to be lowered to half staff from today until January 21st. 

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:40:00 EST
Waste Treatment Completion Co. to take over Vit Plant work
In Hanford news tonight, one of the Department of Energy's biggest contractors will split its employees and form a new company that will conduct the work at the Hanford Vit Plant. 

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:05:00 EST
New food bank location open in West Richland
Tri-Cities Food Bank is branching out this new year in an attempt to make its resources more accessible. 

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:49:00 EST
Selah High School students prepare to attend the inauguration
From one Washington to another: next week, nineteen students and two teachers from Selah High School will be traveling to D.C. to witness the presidential inauguration.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:57:00 EST
Group with big trucks and bigger hearts step up to deliver Meals on Wheels
If you've had to drive in this weather, you know how bad some side streets are. 

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:06:00 EST
Walla Walla University to host Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Walla Walla University will present a special community event titled “The Color of Freedom” on Monday, January 16th.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:00:00 EST
Crime Stoppers and KPD looking for suspect involved in several armed robberies
Crime Stoppers and police are asking for your help finding a suspect believed to have been involved in several armed robberies in Kennewick.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:26:00 EST
Columbia Center Rotary to contribute to Latino Heritage Mural Project
Columbia Center Rotary is teaming with Port of Kennewick to support creation of a public mural artwork to be installed as part of the Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:18:00 EST
Richland family gives a whole new meaning to creative snow days
It took four days and a few snow storms but the House family have a giant snow creation sitting in their front yard. 

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:17:00 EST
Crews investigating railroad derailment east of Pendleton
Railroad officials say eleven railroad cars derailed east of Pendleton near the Umatilla Indian Reservation Monday night. 

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:11:00 EST
Detectives arrest heroin distributor in College Place
One woman is in jail after drug detectives figured out she was trying to mail heroin. 

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:35:00 EST
Former teacher pleads not guilty to child rape
Former Kennewick Middle School teacher charged with sending sexually explicit photos of herself to students is now accused of raping a student. 

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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:14:00 EST
Winter Challenges for Ben Franklin Transit
"The wheels on the bus go round and round," that is Ben Franklin Transit's wheels. 

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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:13:00 EST
Information for two pipe bomb murder cases now worth $10,000
A Grant county cold case killing sees new light, eight years after the murder occurred thanks to the family of one of the victims. 

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:13:00 EST
Winter storm deepens Red Cross blood shortage
The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors throughout Pacific Northwest to give blood or platelets following the recent winter storm, which has compounded a severe winter blood shortage.

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Mon, 9 Jan 2017 21:46:00 EST
West Benton firefighters escort body of fallen comrade back home
People throughout Prosser are mourning the loss of two of their own today, after Saturday's fatal accident near Naches. 

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Mon, 9 Jan 2017 17:42:00 EST
2017 Tri-Cities real estate and labor forecast explained at Pasco Chamber luncheon
Robust, encouraging and growth -- all words that came up quite a bit describing the year ahead for the Tri-Cities at a Pasco Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Two well-informed speakers spoke on the topic of the 2017 Tri-Cities real estate and labor forecast. 

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Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:33:00 EST
WWPD officer rammed by stolen vehicle, starts pursuit that ends in Oregon
A patrol officer investigating a suspicious vehicle was intentionally struck head-on by the vehicle. 

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Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:29:00 EST
Suspect responsible for several burglaries and car thefts arrested
On January 8th at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Prosser Police Department responded to the 300 block of Old Inland Empire (OIE) Highway in reference to a possible vehicle prowl in progress. 

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Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:21:00 EST
AG introduces proposals for assault weapon reform
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the introduction of two bills aimed at reducing deadly mass shootings.

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Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:10:00 EST
WA Congressional Delegation urges president-elect Trump to prioritize Hanford cleanup
Today, several U.S. Senators wrote President-Elect Donald Trump to urge him to make the ongoing cleanup at the Hanford nuclear waste site a high priority.

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Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:59:00 EST
New food bank to open up in West Richland
For years now, the community of West Richland have been working hard and pushing to get a food bank open, and now after teaming up with the Tri-Cities Food Bank, their hard work is paying off. 

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Sun, 8 Jan 2017 23:04:00 EST
Toppenish resident shot in passenger seat of car
TOPPENISH, WA.-- Just after 4:00 AM on Sunday morning, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office was advised that a 25-year-old Toppenish Resident had suffered a gunshot wound.

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